Beyond the Films

In addition to the 140+ screenings, there’s so much more on offer! From artist talks to social events, receptions and more be sure to check out our Beyond the Films sidebar.

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6TH ANNUAL COMMUNITY EDUCATION DAY ON ARAB CITIZENS OF ISRAEL

Sunday, February 28, 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Join us for an in-depth exploration of the daily lives and challenges of Arab citizens of Israel. The discussion will be kicked off with the incisive and powerful documentary, Women in Sink, and followed by a panel discussion between two leading shared society advocates from Israel.

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STORY DISTRICT: God Loves you? True Stories about Faith and Sexuality

Saturday, February 27, 7:00 pm

Take a screen-break and join Story District for its return to the DCJCC with another live performance of heartfelt and hilarious true stories.

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JDATE AND WJFF: FILM HAPPY HOUR

Tuesday, March 1, 6:45 pm – Lebanese Taverna

WJFF and JDate join forces for a movie and cocktails! Join us for our Bethesda Row screening of Wedding Doll on March 1st. After the film, stroll over to Lebanese Taverna for some booze and schmooze.

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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS LUNCHTIME TALKS

Daily, March 1-3, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Library of Congress

Work on the Hill or just able to get away during the day? Join filmmakers Asaf Galay (Hebrew Superhero) and Steve Rivo (Carvalho’s Journey) for hour-long clip talks followed by Q&As at the Library of Congress.

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WOODY: THE BIOGRAPHY

Sunday, March 6, 1:00 pm – DCJCC

Bestselling author David Evanier (Making the Wiseguys Weep, The Jimmy Rosselli Story) presents Woody, the first biography of Woody Allen in over a decade. In it, he discusses key movies, plays and prose as well as Allen’s personal life. Evanier tackles the themes that Allen has spent a lifetime sorting through in art: morality, sexuality, Judaism, the eternal struggle of head and heart.